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Submitted by flexplexico on August 10, 2015 - 9:34am.

by U2xhc2hkb3QgU3Vja3M (4212163)

The most egregious offender is the HTC One Max, which stores the fingerprint comparison image as a simple.BMP file in a folder that's open to access.

What a bunch of amateurs. Everyone who's learned a thing or two about graphic file formats knows that PNG is much superior.

Submitted by ancientt on March 18, 2015 - 1:50pm.

No thanks...
by Anonymous Coward

Considering I have heard tales of biometric scanners being bypassed by pressing a warm hot dog against them, I think I'll pass.

I'm sure they've improved, but I don't know that they've improved enough. Plus, I'm not sure I'd want to be auto-logged in by just picking up the device.

Re:No thanks...
by Darinbob (1142669)

This is extra security. You must swipe your dachshund against the phone to unlock it. The dachshund has teeth therefore is unlikely to be stolen along with the phone.

Submitted by plover on March 10, 2015 - 7:42pm.

Re:It isn't gold.
by joemck (809949)

It looks blue and black to me.

The watch is not in fact black and blue. Your wallet, however, will be after you buy one.

Submitted by operagost on February 2, 2015 - 4:26pm.

Re:"equal treatment"
by Rockoon (1252108)

Until that "equal treatment" extends to marriage. Then they suddenly oppose equality.

Adding a vocal minority to an existing elite class of people that enjoys special rights and privileges does not create or increase equality. It create inequality. It decreases equality.

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Submitted by Chryana on January 1, 2015 - 7:33pm.

Update, good news!
by eclectro (227083)

I just read online that the flash drive containing the 170K missing bitcoins was just found behind the couch at Starbucks that it slid behind!

Submitted by ancientt on December 30, 2014 - 12:02pm.

stupidest. revelation. ever.
by Anonymous Coward

i bet those sons of bitches are using imap and ethernet too! just like hackers!

Submitted by ancientt on December 30, 2014 - 10:34am.

Re:user created dictionaries aren't dictionaries
by netsavior (627338)

It might be a pseudo-english term invented by german speakers.

That is actually a pretty concise definition of "English."

Submitted by ancientt on December 1, 2014 - 6:15pm.

Re:I'll just wait for 6G
by pr0nbot (313417)

Digital comms is soulless and overrated anyway. It doesn't have the warmth, vibrancy or resonance of analogue. I use a solid granite radio phone with a golden antenna so I can really capture the subtleties of my interlocutor's voice.

Submitted by ancientt on November 10, 2014 - 5:50pm.

by OhPlz (168413)

If you like your Internet service, you can keep it. Period.

Submitted by ancientt on September 30, 2014 - 10:29am.

by Sir Garlon (1264)

I forget where I read this but it rings true. "The female body is a thing of beauty that has been a focus of the arts since the dawn of civilization. The male body is lumpy and hairy and should never be seen by the light of day."

Submitted by ancientt on September 30, 2014 - 10:26am.

by Sir Garlon (1264)

After all if someone is found to be naked on photo.. what is the problem really?

Agreed. Being found naked in a photo should be about as embarrassing as being found naked in the shower. Yeah I only want my wife to see me naked, but if a nude photo of me were to exist and to get circulated around the office, it's more shame on my co-workers for peeping than on me for being seen.

by Anonymous Coward

> more shame on my co-workers

It's not the shame so much as the PTSD.

Submitted by ancientt on September 25, 2014 - 12:06pm.

Re:fuck american hegemony
by ArcadeMan (2766669)

How many times do we have to say it, friend? We're very sorry about Céline Dion and Brian Adams.

Submitted by ancientt on September 3, 2014 - 5:03pm.

by Anonymous Coward

It's news because it illustrates that, as much as Linux users like to throw stones at Windows, they too are vulnerable. Anyone can pick through the source and find security holes what can be exploited - perhaps even much more subtle ones than anyone would ever find on Windows.

by Barsteward (969998)

they throw stones at the OS mainly

by Opportunist (166417)

I prefer to throw at the users. The chance to hit the culprit is so much higher.

Submitted by preater on August 19, 2014 - 4:23am.

Re:Libraries are one thing Amazon is not
by AthanasiusKircher (1333179)

The fact that the public library is an actual place is important.

Another facet of having an actual place is that humans orient themselves around physical spaces in ways that just aren't the same electronically.

One of the most important ones to me is the bookshelf, particularly for non-fiction books (which is mostly what I read aside from classic lit). No matter how good Amazon's "products like this one" or "products other people have purchased" lists get, they still generally don't offer the same kind of discovery sensation of browsing on shelves for me. Amazon is very good at showing me books that other people like me already know about. It is TERRIBLE at showing me more obscure or older related items that people like me don't tend to know about already, but which might be just as good resources (or even better). Even a relatively small public library will often have some intriguing random discoveries for me when I'm browsing in an area devoted to a particular subject. And a large university is often a revelation.

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Submitted by ancientt on August 11, 2014 - 4:53pm.

3 questions?
by Nollij (4559)

What are the 3 questions that are asked? The link only stated that it would ask 3 questions

Re:3 questions?
by halcyon1234 (1082)

  1. Are you on drugs?
  2. Are you sure?
  3. Now that that's out of the way, can I get you a glass of wateAREYOUONDRUGS?